Work Hard, Play Harder: Smile for the Camera!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” (Ecc. 3:1) Join us as we explore a season of fun and family! Help us discover new ways to enjoy family time and build lasting memories.


Summer_work-playWe are always looking for creative ways to spend time together as a family. If we can document those memories, even better! This week, our family is going to spend a little time exploring the fun world of photography!

After an exciting outing to our local Apple Store, our kids are even more enthusiastic about exploring the world of photography and video filming. We learned how to better use iPhoto, Pages, and iMovie to help us document all those moments we don’t want to forget.

Building on this theme, we thought we’d continue on with our lessons and do a little exploring on our own!

•We all have iMovie on our desktop computers, but mommy is going to download the app for her iPod; helping us to better make use of this incredible application. Our goal is to better learn this app and to use it to the fullest before the summer ends!

•We are learning how to not only take better shots, but how to alter those pictures using applications on our computers. We’ll explore taking black and white photographs, changing images to sepia, shooting HDR, and more.

•We are spending time out-of-doors this week, practicing our camera skills; learning to take portrait, landscape, and macro pictures. With several cameras at hand, we’ll practice taking all sorts of fun, serious, and creative pictures. There are no ‘rules’, except to have tons of fun and to use our imaginations.

Photography Fun

•Using iMovie, we will be creating fun films about our adventures at local museums. Speaking of which…

•We are going to be visiting a local museum which has a special exhibit on Victorian photography! That should be neat.

•We are going to create a photo book, put together a slide show, do a little scrapbooking with the pictures, and print some of our favorites for the kids’ walls. We are going to surround ourselves with photographic art and memories.

Want to join in the fun, but aren’t sure where to start? While buying an awesome camera isn’t affordable for everyone, there are definitely ways to better learn the device you currently own.

I would highly recommend a quick Google search for tutorials on how to get a handle on your camera of choice. From there, take a look at these websites for tips on how to take incredible pictures:

Digital Photography
Wiki How
Peta Pixel
iPhone Only Photography

With these handy-dandy tips (and my husband’s incredible know how), we are ready to explore the world around us and capture memories on digital ‘film’. This should be loads of fun!

Time to Chime In: What is your camera of choice? Have you taught your kiddos how to use it?


8 thoughts on “Work Hard, Play Harder: Smile for the Camera!

  1. What a great project.
    I love technology, but somehow the creative requirements of photography scare me off it.
    Looking forward to seeing what you all turn out.


  2. I really want to come live with you for a while. You have the most wonderful, creative ideas! 🙂 I have been wanting to delve into photography with my kids for awhile now–this gives me some ideas and places to start. Thanks!


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